All Videos Tagged curvan (When Steel Talks) - When Steel Talks 2021-09-18T08:04:31Z https://whensteeltalks.ning.com/video/video/listTagged?tag=curvan&rss=yes&xn_auth=no MOOD INDIGO by the Clarence Curvan Orchestra tag:whensteeltalks.ning.com,2015-10-24:2534462:Video:531223 2015-10-24T05:23:26.449Z Glenroy R Joseph https://whensteeltalks.ning.com/profile/NH_Trini <a href="https://whensteeltalks.ning.com/video/mood-indigo-by-the-clarence-curvan-orchestra"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/2971052073?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>For you old time Trini culture lovers out there , here is a change of pace.<br></br> <br></br> This rythmic arrangement of Duke Ellington's 1930 hit composition was an early hit for the young Clarence Curvan dance band in the early 1960's.<br></br> <br></br> Here is Beverly Griffith's arrangement of Duke Ellington's "Mood Indigo" as performed by the Clarence Curvan… <a href="https://whensteeltalks.ning.com/video/mood-indigo-by-the-clarence-curvan-orchestra"><br /> <img src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/2971052073?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />For you old time Trini culture lovers out there , here is a change of pace.<br /> <br /> This rythmic arrangement of Duke Ellington's 1930 hit composition was an early hit for the young Clarence Curvan dance band in the early 1960's.<br /> <br /> Here is Beverly Griffith's arrangement of Duke Ellington's "Mood Indigo" as performed by the Clarence Curvan Orchestra , which as you know was my favorite local band of that era. The Clarence Curvan Orchestra playlist featuring "Mattinata" and other hits. tag:whensteeltalks.ning.com,2013-05-12:2534462:Video:352908 2013-05-12T22:10:20.420Z Glenroy R Joseph https://whensteeltalks.ning.com/profile/NH_Trini <a href="https://whensteeltalks.ning.com/video/mood-indigo-by-the-clarence-curvan-orchestra"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/2971052073?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>Clarence Curvan once told me that his music was influenced by the legendary Trinidad dance band, The Sel Duncan Orchestra.<br></br> <br></br> I had never noticed it before, but in this sweet arrangement of Leoncavallo's "Mattinata" you can clearly hear that smooth Sel Duncan influenced sound, especially in the horn section featuring Roy Cape on Alto sax.…<br></br> <a href="https://whensteeltalks.ning.com/video/mood-indigo-by-the-clarence-curvan-orchestra"><br /> <img src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/2971052073?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Clarence Curvan once told me that his music was influenced by the legendary Trinidad dance band, The Sel Duncan Orchestra.<br /> <br /> I had never noticed it before, but in this sweet arrangement of Leoncavallo's "Mattinata" you can clearly hear that smooth Sel Duncan influenced sound, especially in the horn section featuring Roy Cape on Alto sax.<br /> <br /> The arrangement was by Beverly Griffith (piano), who at the time was the bands main arranger.<br /> <br /> Some arranging was also done by future bandleader Ron Berridge, including the band's original "Tribute to Carlos", which was a .tribute to Jamaican Carlos Malcolm, whose band they thought was the best in the Caribbean at that time.<br /> <br /> I should also mention that after the band's membership changed in the late sixties, the band's music moved to include a more soulful sound, and the arranger and keyboardist at the time was none other than legendary steelband arranger Clive Bradley.<br /> <br /> The playlist also features some of my other favorite Clarence Curvan hits, including a soulful version of Wilson Pickett's "Land of 1000 Dances" . (Which I believe was a Bradley arrangement).<br /> <br /> So take a break, step back in time, and enjoy the sweet sounds. Clarence Curvan Orchestra "Quando Quando Quando" tag:whensteeltalks.ning.com,2012-05-28:2534462:Video:263244 2012-05-28T18:03:11.583Z Glenroy R Joseph https://whensteeltalks.ning.com/profile/NH_Trini <a href="https://whensteeltalks.ning.com/video/clarence-curvan-orchestra-quando-quando-quando"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/2971001022?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>"Quando Quando Quando" was a hit Italian pop song from 1962. A version by Pat Boone made the billboard's top 100 that year.<br></br> <br></br> It was also a big hit in Trinidad for Clarence Curvan that year.<br></br> <br></br> From Clarence Curvan's hit 1962 album "The Greatest Sound Around", here is a sweet, calypso tempo version of "Quando Quando Quando".<br></br> <br></br> A… <a href="https://whensteeltalks.ning.com/video/clarence-curvan-orchestra-quando-quando-quando"><br /> <img src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/2971001022?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />"Quando Quando Quando" was a hit Italian pop song from 1962. A version by Pat Boone made the billboard's top 100 that year.<br /> <br /> It was also a big hit in Trinidad for Clarence Curvan that year.<br /> <br /> From Clarence Curvan's hit 1962 album "The Greatest Sound Around", here is a sweet, calypso tempo version of "Quando Quando Quando".<br /> <br /> A Beverly Griffith arrangement.<br /> <br /> Sweet Music! Clarence Curvan Orchestra "Speak to me of Love" tag:whensteeltalks.ning.com,2012-02-07:2534462:Video:235299 2012-02-07T01:36:20.852Z Glenroy R Joseph https://whensteeltalks.ning.com/profile/NH_Trini <a href="https://whensteeltalks.ning.com/video/clarence-curvan-orchestra-speak-to-me-of-love"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/2970993504?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>Parlez-moi d'amour" is a song written by Jean Lenoir in 1930.<br></br> An English translation was written by Bruce Sievier and is known as "Speak to Me of Love" or "Tell Me About Love".<br></br> This song was also on the soundtrack of the classic Humphrey Bogart movie "Casablanca"<br></br> From the 1962 album "The Greatest Sound Around", here is the Clarence Curvan… <a href="https://whensteeltalks.ning.com/video/clarence-curvan-orchestra-speak-to-me-of-love"><br /> <img src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/2970993504?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />Parlez-moi d'amour" is a song written by Jean Lenoir in 1930.<br /> An English translation was written by Bruce Sievier and is known as "Speak to Me of Love" or "Tell Me About Love".<br /> This song was also on the soundtrack of the classic Humphrey Bogart movie "Casablanca"<br /> From the 1962 album "The Greatest Sound Around", here is the Clarence Curvan Orchestra and "Speak to me of Love".. Clarence Curvan Orchestra: Lord Kitchener's "Mama Dis is Mas" tag:whensteeltalks.ning.com,2012-01-21:2534462:Video:228289 2012-01-21T18:54:36.841Z Glenroy R Joseph https://whensteeltalks.ning.com/profile/NH_Trini <a href="https://whensteeltalks.ning.com/video/clarence-curvan-orchestra-lord-kitchener-s-mama-dis-is-mas"><br /> <img alt="Thumbnail" height="180" src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/2970992882?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240"></img><br /> </a> <br></br>I've always loved this Beverly Griffith arrangement of Lord Kitchener's classic "Mama Dis is mas", which I think was the best.<br></br> .For the most part, this is also the arrangement played by Desperadoes that year.<br></br> From the 1965 Esso promotional album "Tiger Goes… <a href="https://whensteeltalks.ning.com/video/clarence-curvan-orchestra-lord-kitchener-s-mama-dis-is-mas"><br /> <img src="https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/2970992882?profile=original&amp;width=240&amp;height=180" width="240" height="180" alt="Thumbnail" /><br /> </a><br />I've always loved this Beverly Griffith arrangement of Lord Kitchener's classic "Mama Dis is mas", which I think was the best.<br /> .For the most part, this is also the arrangement played by Desperadoes that year.<br /> From the 1965 Esso promotional album "Tiger Goes Calypso".